cook 8 architecture competition

COOK8: The new dining place

Submission: February 08, 2018
Registration: February 08, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Domés International Review of Architecture, following the program ROOM18: The New Urban Hotel (April – November 2016), are launching the program COOK8: The New Dining Place. COOK8 consists of four actions (Competition – Conference – Exhibition – Publication) which aim to formulate and implement new ideas about the gathering of people on the occasion of the preparation and consumption of food as means of socialization.


The program begins with an International Design Competition (21.11.2017 – 08.02.2018), about the design of an interior dining space for 8 people, of an area of 24-30m2. What is looked for is the creative re-interpretation and overtaking of the usual approaches which are a function of the conventional building and management arrangements of catering premises (private or communal dining-room, commercial restaurant, café, cafeteria, snack-bar, fast food outlet, canteen, etc.).

Three prizes (2,000€ each) and six honorable memos will be awarded. The three awarded entries will be realised on full scale (1:1), at the Benaki Museum.

Everyone active in the fields of architectural design, interior design, art installations, stage design, decoration and related activities is qualified to take part in the competition.


– early bird: 40 € from 21/11/2017 to 31/12/2017

– standard: 70 € from 1/1/2018 to 8/2/2018


«The New Dining Place: approaches»


On the occasion of the International Design Competition COOK8, a series of talks on the relationship between architecture and food will take place. In particular, it will be discussed how people are relating through food production and consumption. The subject will be considered in the light of architecture, history, anthropology and art.

For more info about the conference: cook8.gr/en


13.06.2018 – 31.07.2018

After the end of the competition the exhibition COOK8: The New Dining Place will be held at the Benaki Museum. The exhibition will include all the entries submitted in the competition. Also exhibited will be the three awarded entries realised in full scale (1:1).



Finally, a selection of entries in the light of the jury’s evaluation as well as evaluation notes on the competition by the members of the jury will be included in the publication COOK8: The New Dining Place.


Domés, through its multifarious activities, aims to have an on-going dialogue be­tween the Greek and the international architectural reality. COOK8 is the 5th International Competition by Domés and the 2nd part of the programme Domés 1:1. The 1st part was ROOM18: The New Urban Hotel (April – November 2016), which attracted 262 submissions, by 580 contributors, from 17 countries.

Go to the competition’s website